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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... they decided to do some real fishing and laid nets. What surprised them was not just the meagre harvest- a few small fish, including two baby rays, plus a dozen crabs- but a 25cm clump of bright-red ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark sighting closes Lamma beaches for 24 hours

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 03:45pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and big fish nearby, and examined shark nets. Looped tannoy announcements told visitors to the beaches: "May I have your attention please. Suspected shark sightings are reported. Please do ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen's reach for stars puts Deep Bay wetland birds at risk

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by He Huifeng

    ... government to launch a public consultation, and to maintain transparency as the project moved from planning to implementation. "But I don't think the Hong Kong government will do much about ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Jack Ma says Scotland hunting trip was to 'study animal conservation'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:03am by Chris Luo

    ... the trip was "quite expensive" but denied that he was seeking to emulate an aristocratic lifestyle. "Growing up in a grass-roots family, I do not yearn for an aristocratic ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... worse; not aiming to penalise contractors but encouraging them to do their best. The change is contrary to this spirit." A spokeswoman for the Environmental Protection Department said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Clam diggers' use of salt to lure prey damaging coastal ecology, conservationists say

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... shells to force them to the surface. Kevin Laurie, who has been doing conservation work at Ha Pak Nai since 2008, said he had never seen the method being used before. "It just appeared out ... of such clam-catching practices before. Lee wrote to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department about the problem and was told there was little it could do since the location was not part ...

  7. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... in lavish banquets.  "It's not to do with conservation. It's related to a Chinese government anti-graft crackdown, which has cut back on dinners where shark fin soup was featured ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... include everything from improving roadside tree management to reducing indoor temperature by greening a building's rooftop. "I'm not only doing it for research. The very last ... in the 1980s, he specialised in trees partly because doing so involved only small expenses. His first lot of research funding amounted to just HK$4,000, about a month's salary. "But I was told ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... Why do we try to make it the Midwest?" asked Larry Hall, a jazz musician, as he ripped up his front lawn to make it more environmentally friendly. His wife Barbara said the city's ... letter asking her to remove her old-fashioned garden. "But then, as I was starting to do it, a neighbour saw me and told me to 'stop! This is my favourite garden ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mooncake boxes that return to earth: Hong Kong caterer introduces biodegradable packaging

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Power, 1.8 million mooncakes and about a million cake boxes were discarded the previous year. Customers can do their bit by disposing of the packages and unwanted cakes properly. Lee said stores ... these boxes," Lee said. "We do not rule out extending this type of packaging to other products in the future." Ho called for makers to stick to one material in their packaging rather than ...




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